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Cape Coral Caring Center receives $25,000 donation

By Staff | Apr 16, 2020

The Cape Coral Caring Center has received one of the largest single donations in the emergency food pantry’s history. A check for $25,000 from the Comrie Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Boca Grande, was recently presented to the Caring Center.

This is a critical time for all Floridians because of COVID-19 and Comrie’s generous donation will help in the Cape Coral Caring Center’s efforts to provide food and other assistance to residents as the need grows because of the health and economic crisis.

The Comrie Cancer Foundation was established to raise funds on a continuing basis to support the battle against cancer, focusing on providing aid to low income cancer patients who need financial assistance because of the high costs of cancer treatments. The foundation works with social workers at local hospitals to evaluate the needs of patients and then provides financial support for those under the poverty level. Support can include assistance with rent, other household costs or medication.

“We give food generously, so people have some breathing room to get out of their emergency before they need food again,” Cape Coral Caring Center Executive Director Julie Ferguson said. “We are grateful for this donation as the need with so many people has increased exponentially, with people being unable to work because of COVID-19.”

The Cape Coral Caring Center continues to provide pre-packaged meals to residents Monday through Friday. Taking the necessary precautions because of the virus, Caring Center volunteers load food into cars as people drive up. Food donations continue to pour into the center to help satisfy the tremendous community need.

About the Cape Coral Caring Center

Created in 1990 by the Cape Coral Ministerial Association, the Cape Coral Caring Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting those in need with food items, utility assistance and referrals to other agencies.

Relying on food and money donations from the community, businesses and other organizations, as well as the work of many volunteers, the Caring Center has helped more than 80,000 people. In 2019, the center distributed 188 tons of food.

For more information on the Cape Coral Caring Center please visit: CapeCoralCaringCenter.org or call 239-945-1927.